Mike, Nan, Owen, and Phoebe
A diary of life through Owen's and Phoebe's eyes
Friday, August 08, 2014
We're camping out at home today as everything across the island is shut down due to Iselle.
Doppler of the island (Hawaii News Now)
Here comes the wind and the rain!
Waiting for Iselle to pass. Owen reading, Mike and Aki playing memory, I'm baking cookies. It's Hawaiian style snow day.
8/08/2014 10:04:00 AM
Sunday, July 27, 2014
We spent a lot of time this summer with cub scouts and girl scouts
Pack 325 Makapuu Hike
Aki making butter and learning about emulsification at STEM camp
Making ice cream and learning about thermodynamics at STEM camp
Whipping rope ends at Cub Scout summer camp
Troop 870 at Moanalua Valley Trail
Aki and mama on the hike
Post hike refreshment at Waiola
Fishing at Kawelo Basin
Aki caught a Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a
Owen and Daddy practicing how to cast
7/27/2014 10:00:00 PM
Friday, May 09, 2014
Aki's Kindergarten Ho‘olaule‘a
Aki has been practicing hard with her hula for this "May Day" performance.
Map of Oahu with keiki's drawings
"And now it is time for the keiki kane to dance Ho‘okele"
Aki performing her hula
E and Aki
5/09/2014 10:00:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Spring Break on the Big Island
The whole family with Kung Kung and Grandma spent 4 days on the Big Island over spring break. It's Owen and Aki's first time at Volcano National Park. First stop - farmers market in Hilo.
This is apparently the last durian on the island for the season!
Beautiful fruits: Mountain Apple and Apple Banana
Ninole post office, Hawaii's smallest post office
Laupahoehoe Point memorial. Mike's uncle Jitsumi Yamamoto was 14 when the tidal wave struck.
Waiting for the rain to let up
Mike and his dad at Akaka Falls Park
Beautiful Akaka Falls
Storm approaching the Hamakua coast
Thurston Lava Tube hike
Holei sea arch
Owen on lava hills
Halemaumau Crater at night
Petroglyphs at Pu‘u Loa
Aki on Petroglyph trail
Stinky steam vents
We also went bowling at KMC!
3/26/2014 11:03:00 AM
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Aki and E are 6!
Happy Birthday our silly and spunky girl!
We celebrated with a LEGO Birthday / Bowling Party with E!
Happy Birthday, March babies.
3/16/2014 10:00:00 PM
Monday, February 24, 2014
For President's Day weekend, we took a stay-cation at Aulani. The wet weather didn't deter us from enjoying ourselves.
Storytelling about menehune and waa
Floating down the lazy river
Still having fun on the rainy day
We also had fun slumbering and watching the Olympics in the nice room.
2/24/2014 10:00:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014
Owen's Families are Forever Performance
Owen's 2nd grade class put together a performance as a tribute to their heritage and families as well as history of the melting pot here in Hawaii.
Ready for the show!
Internment camp song
Owen is "2 scoops rice" in the "spam, eggs, and rice" trio
2/21/2014 10:00:00 PM